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 Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College - Costa Mesa, CA

2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

General information:(714)432-5072
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:22,654( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:35 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $686 $686 $926 -26%
Out-of-state $4,622 $4,550 $4,766 -5%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,656 -40%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,000 $9,000 $14,382 -60%
Other $3,700 $3,700 $4,960 -34%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,800 $4,800 $5,084 -6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $1,686 $1,686 $2,582 -50%
Off Campus $14,386 $14,386 $21,924 -33%
Off Campus with Family $6,486 $6,486 $7,666 -14%
On Campus $5,622 $5,550 $6,422 -17%
Off Campus $18,322 $18,250 $25,764 -28%
Off Campus with Family $10,422 $10,350 $11,506 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $62
Out-of-state tuition $4,704
Out-of-state fees $62
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 977 45% --
Grant or scholarship aid 962 44% $3,909,131 $4,064
Federal grants 627 29% $3,017,767 $4,813
Pell grants 627 29% $2,927,717 $4,669
Other federal grants 246 11% $90,050 $366
State/local government grant or scholarships 937 43% $885,524 $945
Institutional grants or scholarships 9 0% $5,840 $649
Student loan aid 64 3% $240,865 $3,764
Federal student loans 64 3% $240,865 $3,764
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,270 38% $23,259,629 $2,509
Pell grants 4,204 17% $16,830,754 $4,004
Federal student loans 670 3% $2,703,353 $4,035


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,231 $5,571 $6,540
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,677 $3,568 $5,405
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,907 $9,228 $10,197
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 22,654
Undergraduate enrollment 22,654
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,687
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 32 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 27-
Basketball 1714
Football 67-
Golf 13-
Rowing 5443
Soccer 2426
Softball -13
Swimming and Diving 1922
Tennis 117
Track and Field, Outdoor 5531
Track and Field, X-Country 2719
Volleyball 1517
Water Polo 1715


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

01/01/1971 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

07/27/1963 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

05/01/1972 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations14 0
Liquor law violations200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 221
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 15117
Motor vehicle theft 1141
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General123--
Category total123--
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician12145-
Category total12145-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-66--
Category total-66--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-3623-
Business Administration and Management, General-6316-
Business/Commerce, General-89--
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other1---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-34-
International Business/Trade/Commerce54--
Real Estate31--
Retail Management-22-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General44--
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations31--
Category total1620345-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant6-5-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician131-
Category total736-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies-55--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-1--
Category total-68--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics17158-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-84-
Computer Science-51-
Category total172813-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building Construction Technology785-
Category total785-
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide--1-
Category total--1-
Engineering Colleges
Category total-25--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General1---
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/154--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD11--
Category total175--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-19--
Category total-19--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-1011-
Child Care Provider/Assistant-713-
Child Care and Support Services Management--1-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-15--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General535-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management4---
Category total93530-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-10--
Category total-10--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-29--
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist-12--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-13--
Dental Assisting/Assistant219--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-11--
Dietetic Technician-5--
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician--27-
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist-2--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-51--
Medical/Clinical Assistant511111-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-27--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-29--
Category total7219938-
History Colleges
History, General-20--
Category total-20--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-460--
Category total-460--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-24--
Category total-24--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician--2-
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician-5311
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician32--
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General71--
Category total108511
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-60--
Category total-60--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-9--
Physical Fitness Technician145--
Category total1414--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General2788-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager51--
Category total3298-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies-2--
Category total-7--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-39--
Physics, General-3--
Category total-42--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist626-
Welding Technology/Welder33--
Category total956-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-89--
Category total-89--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General-1--
Category total-1--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General-9--
Political Science and Government, General-21--
Social Sciences, General-6--
Category total-85--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline Flight Attendant129--
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew2---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-2--
Marine Transportation, Other14---
Category total2811--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-25--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-2221-
Commercial and Advertising Art1-1-
Dance, General-6--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-7--
Fashion/Apparel Design-97-
Interior Design1014-4
Music, General-5--
Category total1193294
Grand total273161419115